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glossary:amphotericin_b [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Also amphotericin B. One of two antifungal [[antibiotic]]s, the other designated amphotericin A (not used clinically), derived from a strain of Streptomyces nodosus and effective against a wide range of fungi and against some species of Leishmania. It is used intravenously in the treatment of progressive, potentially fatal fungal [[infection]]s and as a secondary drug in the treatment of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis and topically in the treatment of superficial candidiasis.|